Dream Awarded Iliana Rupert on Waivers

ATLANTA, Ga. (February 11, 2023) – The WNBA’s Atlanta Dream were awarded center Iliana Rupert on a waiver claim, the organization announced today.

Rupert (roo-PAIR) was drafted by the Las Vegas Aces with the 12th overall pick (first round) in the 2021 WNBA Draft and played her first season in the league in 2022. She averaged 3.8 points and 2.3 rebounds in 17 regular season games, and played in seven games in the Aces’ postseason run to the 2022 WNBA Championship.

With Virtus Segafredo Bologna in Italy this season, Rupert has averaged 13.1 points, 7.0 rebounds and 1.9 assists in 22 games. She competed with the French National Team at the FIBA Women’s World Cup in 2022, averaging 6.3 points, 5.2 rebounds and 1.2 assists in six games as France advanced to the Quarter-Final round in the tournament.

About the Atlanta Dream

The Atlanta Dream is a professional women’s basketball team based in Atlanta, Ga. that strives to build a place where our team, our fans and our city come together to represent the community we seek to serve. We celebrate diversity, represent Atlanta, reward innovation and imagination, and aim to empower women both on and off the court. The team currently plays home games at the Gateway Center Arena @ College Park and has qualified for the WNBA Playoffs in nine of its first 15 seasons. To learn more about the Dream and purchase 2023 season tickets, please visit dream.wnba.com/tickets or call 877-977-7729.